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11-09-2010, 02:22 PM
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Taping your stick

When it comes to taping my stick, specifically the blade, i'm wondering if there's a best way to do this. I have always taped it similar to this picture:

Is there a better way that you've found works for you, though? Perhaps taping it just at the end, and leaving it untaped at the heel? I'm not sure how different tapings benefit in different ways, and if someone could shed some light on this, it would be greatly appreciated.

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Here's a thread with lots of different methods everyone uses: http://hfboards.com/showthread.php?t=831350

I think in the end it's 100% personal preference, just getting different feels by taping or not taping certain parts of the blade.

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Here's a thread with lots of different methods everyone uses: http://hfboards.com/showthread.php?t=831350

I think in the end it's 100% personal preference, just getting different feels by taping or not taping certain parts of the blade.
when I started I tried all different ways just to see what i liked

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I noticed much, much more spin when I went from a regular tape job to a strip of skateboard grip tape on either side of the blade (search YouTube for Erik Cole).

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I noticed much, much more spin when I went from a regular tape job to a strip of skateboard grip tape on either side of the blade (search YouTube for Erik Cole).
Thanks, I'm going to give this a try!

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I noticed much, much more spin when I went from a regular tape job to a strip of skateboard grip tape on either side of the blade (search YouTube for Erik Cole).
Do you find the bottom of your blade wears down quickly?

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Do you find the bottom of your blade wears down quickly?
yeah I might try the grip tape on a woody for pond hockey but on a 300 dollar stick that I have to spring for myself. pass the hockey tape and electrical tape.

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No difference at all. Graphite is harder than ice. Unless I'm chopping at someone else's stick

Oddly enough right now I'm using Tacki Mac grips and skateboard tape so I'm not actually using tape at all.

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I noticed much, much more spin when I went from a regular tape job to a strip of skateboard grip tape on either side of the blade (search YouTube for Erik Cole).

I use that method for my ball hockey sticks, but I find that it feels a little off for handling a puck.

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I used to do the normal tape job but after one of my sticks split at the toe into two pieces, I started taping the whole thing including the toe. I use the toe drag a lot anyway so I figured might as well.

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I used to do the normal tape job but after one of my sticks split at the toe into two pieces, I started taping the whole thing including the toe. I use the toe drag a lot anyway so I figured might as well.
Yeah, I tape from the heel to all the way over the toe, mostly to protect the blade, but partly cause I like how it looks

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I heard that generation of sticks I had was pretty fail at blade construction right at the end where it split into two, but after that I'm paranoid. Even though the ST I'm using right now I got it on sale for a steal...

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Yeah, I tape from the heel to all the way over the toe, mostly to protect the blade, but partly cause I like how it looks
yeah i've always liked the look myself thats why i do it

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what are those things Willie Mitchell uses the stickers

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It's called Bladetape, very similar to what I do except it's made of rubber with some texture on it. I don't like how thick it is. I would check out Bladeshark which is similar but made of a grittier material. My next experiment will be with 3M Safety Tape, which is supposedly similar. Just want a bit more cushion if possible.

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Anyone hear anything about any of the manufacturers making custom rubber hockey grips in different player patterns?

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Anyone hear anything about any of the manufacturers making custom rubber hockey grips in different player patterns?
Tackimac does. Also Oggie does custom grip plugs.

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I normally don't like to leave my heel exposed just because I don't want to take that chance, but I guess it depends on what kind of stick you're using. I normally like to tape the toe, for toes drag purposes, but that's just me.

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Tackimac doesn't do custom grips for non-NHL'ers (I tried a few weeks ago).

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It's called Bladetape, very similar to what I do except it's made of rubber with some texture on it. I don't like how thick it is. I would check out Bladeshark which is similar but made of a grittier material. My next experiment will be with 3M Safety Tape, which is supposedly similar. Just want a bit more cushion if possible.
that Bladeshark stuff is cool, I really like that you can get it in clear

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Tackimac doesn't do custom grips for non-NHL'ers (I tried a few weeks ago).
Neither does Oggie.

I think tackimac offers a Kane edition.

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I've always taped the toe. As others have said I toe drag a fair amount, but for me it's more I like the puck to feel the same no matter where it is on my blade. I also cut the roll in half and try to overlap as little as possible.

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